Give into your inner freak tonight at Unbound Dance’s third annual Carpe Noctem FREAK SHOW from 7 p.m. to midnight at 701 Whaley. This freaky fundraising gala includes performances by Unbound Dance, Columbia Alternacirque and Party Time Gurls featuring Carla Cox.
Attendees will be greeted at the door by a consortium of perilous women known as the Columbia QuadSquad. They will enter into a menacing carnival scene designed by local lighting designer Aaron Pelzek, scenic designer Kimi Maeda and puppeteer Lyon Hill.
Unbound Dance will perform three original pieces including an encore of the audience favorite “Thriller.” Emcee Alex Smith will guide the audience through their freakiest carnival experience while Charleston’s DJ Lola pumps music on the dance floor between sets.
In addition to live entertainment, FREAK SHOW will tempt the audience with a silent auction, carnival foods, caged freaks and cash bar. Attendees may want to disguise themselves so they are encouraged to wear their craziest carnival costume for a chance to win the FREAK SHOW Costume Contest.
Carpe Noctem FREAK SHOW is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to Unbound’s dear friend, Amy Hardy, who is battling stage four metastatic breast cancer at the age of 30. The remaining proceeds will go to Unbound Dance.
— Margey Bolen